The ALDS between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees begins on Friday night. Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia will take the hill for their respective teams. It's no surprise considering Verlander and Sabathia are the aces of their pitching staffs.
The rest of the rotation for the Tigers is set with Doug Fister, Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello, as announced by Jim Leyland on Friday. If the series goes to a fifth game, Verlander will get the start.
The Yankees are going with a three-man rotation for the ALDS. Sabathia starts in Game 1, and Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia will start in Games 2 and 3, respectively. If the series goes to a fourth game, Sabathia will take the hill again, and Nova will start in Game 5 if there is one.
Here's a breakdown of the matchups:
Game 1: Justin Verlander vs. CC Sabathia
Game 2: Doug Fister vs. Ivan Nova
Game 3: Max Scherzer vs. Freddy Garcia
Game 4: Rick Porcello vs. CC Sabathia
Game 5: Justin Verlander vs. Ivan Nova